Teen Read WeekTM is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
Teen Read Week's sub-theme for this year is Seek the Unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community -- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types -- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Library Card Sign-up Month is a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
In our next episode of AL Live, our panel will offer suggestions for how they’re going to make the most of attending ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. AL Live attendees will leave with an expert-led to-do list!. Our panel will discuss what they’re excited about doing and what they look forward to seeing in the exhibits. Whether you're attending the conference or not, this is a great opportunity to learn about what's new, what's exciting and what's trending.
"Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day, held each spring in Washington, D.C. This year, National Library Legislative Day will be May 7-8, 2013. Virtual Library Legislative Day activities will be held throughout the week of May 6-10, 2013, and will be an opportunity for all library advocates to make their voices heard on a national level. Library advocates who cannot make it to Capitol Hill for the event can be a part of the effort by calling and/or emailing their elected officials on May 8, or any time the week of May 6-10. "
Celebrate National Library Week - April 14-20, 2013
Celebrate National Library Week 2013 with the theme, Communities matter @ your library
National Library Week Honorary Chair: Caroline Kennedy
Check the ALA website to find many resources for celebrating National Library Week, including Video PSAs like the one below:
United for Libraries is coordinating the seventh annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2012. Those celebrating the week are encouraged to share their activities by emailing email@example.com or tweeting with the hashtag "nfolw12".
Two awards of $250 will be given to Friends of the Library groups for activities held during National Friends of Libraries Week. Application materials are available on the United for Libraries website. Entries are due by Dec. 3, 2012.